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A solemn day for Jewish people

Today is Yom Kippur, also known as the ‘Day of Atonement’.  This ‘Sabbath of Sabbaths’ is the holiest day of the Jewish year. Yom Kippur is the 10th of the 10…

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Hindus celebrate Navaratri

Navaratri is one of the greatest Hindu festivals.  True to the literal meaning of its name in Sanskrit, is lasts 9 nights (10 days). This year Navaratri runs from 29th…

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Jewish New Year celebrations have started

This year’s Jewish New Year celebrations started at sundown last night and continue until sunset on Tuesday. Each year, 163 days after Passover, the Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashanah. This festival…

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Michaelmas – a feast with many meanings

Michaelmas, also known as the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, is a Christian festival. It is observed by most Western Christians on 29 September.  In civic life, Michaelmas…

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Equal Day and Night today!

This year, the autumn equinox falls on 23 September.  This marks the start of autumn for all in the northern hemisphere, but for Pagans it is also a final celebration…

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Yaum Ashura – a day or remembrance

Yaum Ashura, or the Day of Ashera, is a holy festival of remembrance in Islam.  It is a day of differing significance to Sunni and Shi’a Muslims. For Sunni Muslims…

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International Forgiveness Day

Today is International Forgiveness Day or Samvatsari for Jains. Jainism is an ancient Indian religion and Samvatsari is the holiest day in their calendar. The largest communities are still based…

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Birthday of Ganesh

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the Hindu god of wisdom and success. It can last up to 10 days during the Hindu Month…

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Sikh Guru Granth Sahib celebrated

On September 1st each year, Sikhs mark the installation of Guru Granth Sahib into the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Amritsar is the largest town in the Punjab, a state in…

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Muslims mark New Year

Today, Sunday 1st September, marks the first day of Islamic New Year – Al-Hijra. This is also known as the Hijri New Year.  Not as widely known among non-Muslims as…

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